June 12th, 2012
Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Andrew hand delivered a letter to the Idaho Attorney General's (AG) office on Tuesday asking that the AG's office take over the prosecutorial responsibilities regarding activities that have occurred at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH, Inc.)
The letter has also been sent to BMH, Inc.'s attorney, Andrew said.
Nearly three decades have¬† passed since the mutilation and murder of 31-year-old Danette Elg of Blackfoot. Her body was found July 21, 1984.
At 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Richard Albert Leavitt died for her murder.
Was justice served? a reporter asked former Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Tom Moss. He had successfully argued that Leavitt was guilty of murder during Leavitt‚Äôs 1985 trial.
‚ÄúYes,‚ÄĚ Moss said in answer to that question during a press conference following the execution. ‚ÄúDo you want more? Yes, I think justice was served.‚ÄĚ
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Clara Wernette Hobley Lent, 97, of West Valley City, Utah formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully, Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City, Utah.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† She was born on Sept. 21, 1914 at home, 2 ¬Ĺ miles S.E. of Firth, Idaho, the first of four children born to Eugene and Flora (Handwerk) Wernette.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Evelyn K. Hansen, 93, of Idaho Falls, and former resident of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at her home in Idaho Falls.¬†
Connie Virginia Smith, 75, passed away, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, peacefully with her children by her side at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.¬†
She was born Nov. 24, 1936 in Shelley to loving parents, V. Melvin and Emma V Bradley.
She was the first of four precious children, followed by sister, Nina, sister LaRene, and only brother, Carl.¬† She was raised and educated in Bingham County, completing her education at Shelley High School in 1954.¬† Connie grew up learning the value of hard work and honest ethics , which she passed on to her children.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Robert ‚ÄúKeith‚ÄĚ Pendlebury, 83, of lifetime resident of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at his home in Blackfoot.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Keith was born on December 2, 1928 in Blackfoot, Idaho to John Henry and Cecile Nell Harper Pendlebury.¬† He attended Blackfoot schools and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1947.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Marian Jensen, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.
IDAHO FALLS‚ÄĒ Idaho Falls Police Department is seeking help in finding information on a man reportedly breaking into vehicles at the Winco parking lot on June 7th.
If you recognize the man in the photos or have any information that may be helpful please contact the I.F. Police Department at 612-8655.
Boise‚ÄĒ Convicted killer Richard a leavitt of Blackfoot died at 10:25 a m in the death chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution. Leavitt asked for sedatives several times during the night before execution Tuesday morning. ‚Ä®Leavitt was convicted of the 1984 mutilation and murder of Danette Elg in Blackfoot.
‚Ä®Read Wednesday's Morning News for a complete story.